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5-27-2010 @ 6:15PM
What gets me is that humans (and others) will willingly *eat* murlocs - murloc eyes in westfall stew, murloc fin soup in the wetlands - despite the fact that they possess language (you can learn it up in Northrend), religion (there's a quest to collect murloc idols in Bloodmyst Isle, and there are murloc oracles everywhere), and complex tool use (those huts of theirs, spears, tridents, and whatnot). The human quests in Elwynn, and the Explorer's League quests in Bloodmyst, claim that murlocs are sub-sentient, animalistic creatures ... despite the evidence to the contrary. Murlocs can probably out-think an orc (or Garrosh, at least!) so why do the peoples of Azeroth look down on them so? Gnolls or ogres are equally destructive and violent, but nobody accuses *them* of being barely sentient.
5-27-2010 @ 6:22PM
5-27-2010 @ 7:34PM
Humans and others will also willingly wear the leathery skin of Worgen and sentient animal avatars from ZG. Azeroth is a brutal place, where survival and death are next door neighbors.
5-28-2010 @ 3:15AM
That's true - dragonkin are skinnable, murlocs drop shiny fish scales or whatever they are that are used in leatherworking, and worgen are skinnable. I wonder if player worgen will be skinnable? It'll be a strange day when Horde leatherworkers hit the BGs to farm mats.
5-28-2010 @ 5:26AM
Very doubtfull, Taurens arent skinnable either.
5-28-2010 @ 5:46AM
Well, why not? Remember, in a fantasy world, you can even talk to the trees (and frequently do, indeed most of the trees I've spoken to on Azeroth seemed smarter than the murlocs, or even orcs, indeed seem nearly as wise as the elves themselves). Does it bother the vegetarians that they're killing and eating living beings who they can communicate with if they try? The main reason not to eat a murloc is that they taste fishy. How smart they are just don't enter into it. I know, I know, they do it in Westfall, but Westfall cuisine is largely based on past dares...
5-28-2010 @ 7:17AM
Murlocs taste good, Ogres and Gnolls dun't.Lets be honest, on Azeroth, humans would be considered a subsentient race if they tasted good. Tauren regularly inject themselves with poisonous substances and Blood Elves won't let anyone sniff near them incase they realise how good they taste.Plus, look at gnomes. The few people who have (knowingly) tried them claim, quite regularly, that they are a vile, evil, subsentient race, just to justify them as food.
5-28-2010 @ 2:48PM
Nobody mentions the centaur skins you see everywhere in Orc settlements, in particular Orgrimmar? They are more than a half-sentient race. ofcourse they are violent, but they are supposedly the bastard sons of Cenarius.
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